CMI 2020 in Review: Fun Facts

2020 Fun Facts

Arrived in July 2020: “The United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the historic collection of internet materials related to the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive. We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.” Thank you to the Library of Congress!

CMI’s online Sacred Music Libraries had a 230% increase in use in 2020.

CMI started its fall fundraising with its best ever Giving Day on September 19, with gifts from many first-time donors. Particularly in this unusual time, CMI is able to continue to serve congregations. Matching funds continue through December 31. Donate here. Thanks to all who give!

CMI formalized a new agreement with the 21,000-member American Choral Directors Association for joint membership, mirroring the 2019 partnership with the 14,000-member American Guild of Organists.

Attendees of CMI’s Online Summer Workshop and Fall Saturday Sessions tuned in from myriad locations across the United States (fig. 1).

Map of 2020 attendee locations
Figure 1: Locations of 2020 Summer Workshop and Fall Saturday Online Session Attendees

Thousands of titles were added to CMI’s Sacred Music Libraries, including music from the personal/professional collections of Katherine Morris (church musician), Daniel E. Gawthrop (composer), Michelle Grimm (church musician), Jamie Petrone (THISAbility Executive Director/Founder), Dr. David Music (Professor Emeritus, Baylor University), Hal and Martha Hopson (composer and church musician), Donald E. Dillard (composer, professor, and church musician), and Dr. David Knighton (physician).

CMI is now on Instagram! Follow us @churchmusicinstitute.